September 13, 2017

Apple releases iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X

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  • Apple finally releases their latest model of phones, the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X. The first-ever event happened at The Steve Jobs Theater on September 12, 2017. Aside from the smart phone, they’ve also released new watches.

    The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are upgrades to Apple’s current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus range. They’ve updated and upgraded the current main features of the previous phone.

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    Here are the features of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

    • Silver, space gray, and a new gold finish
    • Apple claims it’s the most durable glass ever in a smartphone
    • water and dust resistant
    • 4.7″ display for the iPhone 8 and 5.5″ display for the 8 Plus
    • Stereo speakers are 25% louder than the speakers in the 7
    • A11 bionic chip
    • 12MP camera
    • 4K 60fps video
    • Cameras calibrated for augmented reality
    • New Portrait Lighting feature: machine learning creates facial landmarks and enhances light effects on the face (8 Plus)
    • Wireless charging
    • Pre order on September 15, available on September 22
    • iOS 11 available on September 19
    • 64GB and 256GB
    • iPhone 8: £649 for 64GB, £849 for 256GB
    • iPhone 8 Plus: £749 for 64GB, £949 for 256GB

    The new iPhones have a new operating system: iOS 11. iOS 11 includes hundreds of new features like a redesigned control center, better multitasking, improvements to the camera, peer-to-peer Apple Pay, and new safety features.

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    Here are the features for iPhone X:

    • Super Retina HD display
    • 5.8-inch (diagonal) all-screen OLED Multi-Touch display
    • True Tone display
    • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
    • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
    • New glass design that enables wireless charging
    • Bigger display, but smaller than Plus phones
    • Easier to hold than an iPhone Plus phone, too
    • Remains water-resistant and comes in only two colors
    • More expensive than any other iPhone
    • 64GB iPhone X: $999, £999, and AU$1,579
    • 256GB iPhone X: $1,149, £1,149, AU$1,829
    • US carriers are charging $42 a month

    The iPhone X won’t be released at the same time as the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The 8 and 8 Plus will start shipping on September 22. For the iPhone X, pre-orders will begin on October 27, with shipping to begin on November 3.

    Sources: Telegraph, AppleTechradar

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